The W.C. Handy Music Festival

It’s the W.C. Handy 40th Festival! Get your tickets from Eventbrite for these special Handy Events!

Be one of the first to see where the Queen of Soul got her start, with the Aretha Franklin movie “Respect”, starring Jennifer Hudson!

Don’t miss hearing Shoals area hit songs during the Jazzy Soulful Headliner Concert, Saturday July 31st at UNA’s Norton Auditorium!

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FRIDAY, JULY 30HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES11 am-2 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Jazz Allstars (Robert Redd, Sue Matthews, Mark Lanter)306 Barbeque, Muscle Shoals –Jazz Allstar John McAndrew 11:30-2:30 pm FloBama, Florence – Microwave DaveDOCUMENTARY: MUSCLE SHOALS1 pm Featuring: Sponsored by:Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, TuscumbiaRick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Wilson Pickett, Gregg Allman, Bono, Alicia Keys, and More! Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc.W.C. HANDY MOVIE: ST. LOUIS BLUES1 pm Featuring: Sponsored by:Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, TuscumbiaSt. Louis Blues, movie starring Nat “King” Cole as W.C. Handy Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc. ...
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JOHNNIE TAYLOR TRIBUTE Clarion Hotel, 4900 Hatch Boulevard, Sheffield 8 pm Show begins (doors open at 7 pm) Cost: $15 Advance, $20 at the door Featuring: TJ Hooker Taylor * Diedra, the Alabama Blues Queen & Band * Cadillacs Sponsored by: Debbie Dixon SKB * Holt’s Radiator * SNL * Midgard Storage * Options Wellness Center JETTSETTERS WESTSIDE STREET PARTY 8:30 pm Outside 713 West Mobile Street, Florence Info: Bring your lawn chairs and coolers, food vendors on site. Featuring: Official Clutch Band from Birmingham Sponsored by: Jetsetters SpaLon, Mitchell’s Bail Bonding, Saints Funeral Home, Regional Bail Bonds, Z Meagan Clark-Le’Hayven Ztyles ...
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ROCKIN WITH THE RENAISSANCE7-9 pm Wilson Park, FlorenceCost: FreeFeaturing: Deja VuSponsored by: Pegasus Senior Living ...
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Handy Concession Locations

Colbert County Tourism
719 U.S. Highway 72
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Operating Hours
M-F: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Counts Brothers Music
713 Waverly Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Operating Hours
M-F: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: Closed

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
10 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630

Operating Hours
Sun-Sat: 24-7